Thursday, October 14, 2010

Decorative Napkin Rings

Use a ruffled ribbon as a napkin holder

Linen Lessons

A simple, ruffled red ribbon makes a holiday setting even more festive. Roll the napkins, secure them with ribbon, and place them on a simple cake stand so that guests can help themselves.

Use candy as holiday accents

Natural Sparkle

On a plain linen napkin, tie a bow with sheer metallic ribbon and attach "bells" of milk chocolate kisses. This will give family and friends a sweet treat to remember the gathering.

Dress up a plain napkin with pretty ribbon

Bright Bows

Fold your napkin in a square, and tie it like a package with pretty silk ribbon.
Tip: Make the bows really pop by using wire ribbon. It's available at crafts stores and is inexpensive when you buy it by the roll.

Balance patterns with solids

Festive Finery

An embellished napkin deserves a refined ribbon.
Tip: Be sure to use extra-sharp scissors so that your cuts are crisp and clean. Save the ribbons and reuse them for all your holiday entertaining.

Stuff a tiny stocking with herbs

Stocking Stuff

A miniature stocking filled with sprigs of fresh herbs makes an unexpected napkin ring. Other holiday stocking stuffers include candy canes, cinnamon sticks, or swizzle sticks.

A simple sprig can spruce up a table setting

Simple Sprig

Dress up your table with this no-brainer idea: Tie a sprig of a pine branch onto the napkin with a red satin ribbon.


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